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ores in the market through the Butte Sampling Works,
of which Major Hornhrook is the manager, and which
is now owned by them.
T HE subject of an illustration on another page was
brought to Montana in 1882 by Mr. Robert
Vaughn. We clip the following from Dunston's
Spirit of the Turf:
In 1882 Mr. R. Vaughn of Sun River, Mont., bought
a horse in this State called Prospect, and the animal
turns out to be a good prospect as a sire of speed. A
deep, rich satin coated bay, fully sixten hands high, a
handsome snip on the nose, and poised as gracefully as
a dancing master is the horse in question. Prospect had
little or no handling previous to coming to this city, but
after Mr. Doughty had him in hand for two or three
weeks that gentleman nudged us in the ribs one day and
slyly remarked: "I'll show you a trotter pretty soon,"
and he did. The breeding of Prospect is as follows:
Bred by Mr. E. R. Moody of Eminence, Ky., foaled
in 1875, got by Blood Chief (sire of Fanny Robinson,
record 2:20^), son of Blood's Black Hawk; dam Su
san Jones, by Ashland Chief (sire of Black Cloud,
2:17«^, and Ashland Kate 2:29^), son of Mambrino
Chief (sire of Lady Thorne 2:18^); 2d dam by
Blood's Black Hawk; 3d dam by Tecumsch (pacer);
4th dam by Low's Old Copperbottom (pacer). In
short, there are no better pedigree between the lids of
stud books. We will go a little further, however, and
say that the dam of Blood Chief was Miss Duncan, by
Scott's Highlander; 2d dam by Aratus, by Director; 3d
dam by great Timoleon, sire of Boston, whose blood
has added so much to the reputation of Maud S, record
2:08|^. It may also be noticed that Timoleon was a
son of the ever to be remembered Sir Archy, whose
blood flows co-equal with that of imp Messenger in
the American trotting horse. The dam of Ashland
Chief was by imp Yorkshire, a noted sire, once owned
by Mr. Clay; 2d dam the imp mare Florence, by
Mulatto; 3d dam imp Florenstein, by the famous Whis
ker, etc. It will thus be seen that Prospect's prospect
are first-class to become a number one sire of trotters.
Moreover, it should be noticed that Prospect inherits
size in a marked degree, as well as finish, being inbred
to Highlander, who imparted both to remote genera
tions. Once through Mamhrino Chief his grandsire *o
Highlander, and once through Miss Duncan his
grandam to Highlander. Therefore we are not sur
prised to see size a distinguished characteristic with
Prospect was purchased last spring by the Ruby Dell
company of Laurin, M. T., for a sire on their stock
farm. That Prospect's colts are fast and inherit good
qualities from their sire we can point with pride to
Turk Franklin, with a record of 2:21 J^. Turk Frank
lin was started in his first race at Charleston and Neal
took a great fancy to him, and tried hard to buy the
horse. But that is all. Turk Franklin started in five
class races, winning four of them. At St. Louis he did
not win first money, but was second three times, in
2:20j^, 2:21 and 2:22 x / 2 . The week following he
won in the 2:30 class at Terre Haute, Ind., and made
2:22 y 2 • He was started in five free for all races, was
first in two, and second in three, and could have beaten
2:20 at Terre Haute.
The new owners are to be congratulated on having
acquired the ownership of such a valuable animal as
THE LEXINGTON MINE AND MILL.
T HE LEXINGTON MINES are situated near the
Alice and Moulton, and were among the first to
attract the attention of capitalists to Butte. They com
prise a group, located as the Lexington, Atlantic, Wild
Pat, Allie Brown, Millsite and Waterloo, all of which
are worked through one shaft. This property was pur
chased by French capitalists in 1881 for $1,000,000, and
incorporated as the " Société Anonyme des Mines de
Lexington." The surface improvements are complete.
All the underground machinery is run by compressed
The Lexington mill, which is one of the best in the
district, is located a short distance from the main shaft
and is reached by a substantial tramway. In this mill
there are 60 stamps, and the average capacity is 65 tons
per day. In and about the mill there are employed
about 160 men in all capacities.
The property is in charge of able and experienced
miners and its past prosperity is the best compliment to
their experience and ability.
PYRENEES GOLD MINE, NEAR CABLE, M. T.
T HIS MINE was formerly owned by Cameron &
Kelly, but is now being worked by a company.
C. H. Moore, the superintendent of the company, com
menced to prospect the mine in a systematic manner in
the summer of 1887, putting in hoisting works consist
ing of the latest designs of machinery, including one 50
horse power boiler with double acting hoisting engines,
and everything else necessary to work the mine to a
depth of 500 feet. This mine has, under the able man
agement of the company, been thoroughly prospected
to the depth it has attained. The company has a 10
stamp mill, and thus far it has been no trouble to keep
it running on the ores of this mine.
Kentucky will, in the near future, find in Montana a
dangerous rival in horse breeding.
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